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Josh Clark
Paris, France
Creator of the Big Medium CMS and author of "Best iPhone Apps" and "iWork '09: The Missing Manual" from O'Reilly Media.
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Interesting! If you've got a handful of premium authors/people you want to follow, then this kind of single-purpose app could indeed be a great way to keep up with them. If you have a bevy of gurus you want to keep up with, though, it would be more useful to have an app that could follow all at once -- a kind of souped up FriendFeed for iPhone. You make a great point, too, about how apps like "All Things D" could be skinned and used as a platform by many authors/publications. It seems that NewsGator, the gang behind NetNewsWire, is thinking along the same lines. Developer Brent Simmons recently wrote of his forthcoming NetNewsWire 2.0 iPhone app: Along the way we discovered it was generalizable and that there’s a business doing private-label apps based on the same foundation that will power NetNewsWire 2.0. The highest-profile example is All Things Digital — if you use it, you are in a way using an early version of NetNewsWire 2.0. You're onto something! Josh
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2009 on You, The iPhone App at Joe Wikert's DisruptorFest